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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Election corruption? What have they been doing all these years?

And so once more, Prime Minster Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and his administration have declared war on election corruption. Who doesn’t get excited about this stuff? We say this knowing that corruption, especially when it comes to political elections, has not been stopped. Anywhere.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, That’s right. Malele Faipopo King of the Humid Air, go and bring your witnesses. Time for these social media stars to put up or shut up.

Dear Editor, I agree with your editorial that the Marist Sevens is a good investment, but far, far, far from enough. Here’s why: 1) This is just 7s, so it does not do much for 15s - the real money-maker;

Re: Remittances and Samoans abroad People lie but numbers don’t lie. NZ $203.87 million, Australia $162.28 million, United States $87.88 million.

Columns

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Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson*

Waste: Why the individuals are not the ones to blame

There tends to be accusatory tones whenever we talk about people who throw away plastic bags, straws or any other disposable plastic products in public places.

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Orlando Huaman*

Samoa and poor customer service

In general, let me say, that there is no good customer service in Samoa.

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Dr. Walter Vermeulen

Changing lives: Prevention and reversal of obesity

Talofa Samoa! I am happy to start this Health Column by informing the Public that METI has now received official support from government for its Healthy Living programme.

Between the Lines

A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.

So as he gratefully accepted a donation of boots from an Australian Good Samaritan, Prime Minister thanked Jo Mikarna for 3000 pairs, only to learn there were 4000.

A simple sign will do Samoans who support their national airline, Samoa Airways, want the management to know something.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…In 1951 a nuclear disaster almost took place at a nuclear power plant in Canada. The core reactor melted down, so it had to be taken apart before deadly radiation escaped into the nearby community.

Street Talk

Public share views on remittances

“Remittances is Samoa’s largest form of foreign exchange earner with the 2017/18 financial year recording about $503.73 million tala in earnings. This shows the extent of the contribution by Samoans living abroad to the development of the nation. What do you think? Talaia Mika discussed the issue with members of the public and these are some of their views:

Afaatia Ataga, 21

Magiagi

Ioapo Samuelu, 25

Manono

Karanina Manuo, 38

Magiagi

Daniel Meki, 24

Fagalii

Renei Atonio, 20

Vaivase

Vaea Nakiso, 51

Faleasiu

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